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Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
Survey
Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
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Identify potential problems
such as any repairs or replacements the property needs including inspecting roofs, chimneys and other surfaces on the outside of the building from ground level
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Can help you negotiate a better property price
Where problems are discovered or a lower valuation is given, buyers are enabled to negotiate a lower buying price
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Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
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Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
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Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
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Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
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Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
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Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
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Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
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Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
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Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
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Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
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Appropriate for unusual property types
Suitable for a older, unusually constructed (e.g. thatch roof) or extensively modified properties (e.g. extended) or those in need of modernisation
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Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
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What HomeBuyers Survey should I select for my intended property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sketty

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a home built from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sketty

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Sketty) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this option when buying a non standard , for example granite wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sketty

    This is a professional valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Sketty and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Sketty property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Sketty property's state of repair along with advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Sketty Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Substandard guttering

On the HomeBuyer Report, what might 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' include?

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give house purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. As buyers in Sketty are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give house purchasers a clear understanding of how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the residence. Irrespective of standardised format of the report, your surveyor will provide a bespoke report, tailored to your particular concerns.

One example would be loose or damaged gutters. The drainage system is inspected visually. E3 does not cover internal parts of the water system, such as suspected issues relating to a combined heating and water system.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get brick wall repair tips for the Sketty residence we're going to buy?

Brick houses in Sketty will show signs of numerous defects, from frost damage to cracks. Defects like these ought to be referenced in the survey, with directions for remedy. An issue of particular concern is wall tie failure. This occurs when ties supporting old cavity walls rust, leading to horizontal cracks and separation of the internal and eternal leaves of the wall. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Brickwork C G of Laburnum Ter, Abercarn, Newport, NP11 5JQ on 01495 249892.

Buyers in Sketty should consider that a broad range of techniques can be found across Sketty. This being the case, upkeep may not always be straightforward. The consequences of amateur repairs can either worsen the problem, or create entirely new defects in a brick wall. Professional advice can reduce the risk of this.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the benefits for getting a the full structural survey rather than a HomeBuyer Report?

Structural Surveys do not exist now Building Survey has now superseded it. Select the Building Survey for the house mentioned. A HomeBuyer Report is enough if investigating a mid century or later Sketty house of normal construction materials and methods.

Be aware that certain caveats come with any survey as the surveyor will not be able to open up the structure of the house for example, or assess the serviceability of energy sources.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Sketty and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Sketty property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Sketty property's state of repair along with advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Sketty Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Substandard guttering

On the HomeBuyer Report, what might 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' include?

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give house purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. As buyers in Sketty are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give house purchasers a clear understanding of how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the residence. Irrespective of standardised format of the report, your surveyor will provide a bespoke report, tailored to your particular concerns.



One example would be loose or damaged gutters. The drainage system is inspected visually. E3 does not cover internal parts of the water system, such as suspected issues relating to a combined heating and water system.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get brick wall repair tips for the Sketty residence we're going to buy?

Brick houses in Sketty will show signs of numerous defects, from frost damage to cracks. Defects like these ought to be referenced in the survey, with directions for remedy. An issue of particular concern is wall tie failure. This occurs when ties supporting old cavity walls rust, leading to horizontal cracks and separation of the internal and eternal leaves of the wall. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Brickwork C G of Laburnum Ter, Abercarn, Newport, NP11 5JQ on 01495 249892.

Buyers in Sketty should consider that a broad range of techniques can be found across Sketty. This being the case, upkeep may not always be straightforward. The consequences of amateur repairs can either worsen the problem, or create entirely new defects in a brick wall. Professional advice can reduce the risk of this.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the benefits for getting a the full structural survey rather than a HomeBuyer Report?

Structural Surveys do not exist now Building Survey has now superseded it. Select the Building Survey for the house mentioned. A HomeBuyer Report is enough if investigating a mid century or later Sketty house of normal construction materials and methods.

Be aware that certain caveats come with any survey as the surveyor will not be able to open up the structure of the house for example, or assess the serviceability of energy sources.

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